Byron Newman was born in London UK and studied photography at the London College of Printing. His first major project was to launch and design DELUXE Quarterely magazine in the UK in the late 1970's.Then moving to Paris he was appointed art director of the french and american editions of MODE INTERNATIONAL.
At this time he met and married french actress BRIGITTE ARIEL (acclaimed for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in the motion picture "Piaf-The Early Years"] .There followed a partnership that lasted many years in which Brigitte took control of production and styling of photoshoots.
Clients included LUI magazine (staff photographer) and PLAYBOY USA ( contracted photographer)/(see portfolio 3),Playboy foreign editions(including France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Spain), the shooting of many calendars for corporate clients (see portfolio 2), advertising campaigns for Bally,Twinings, Graff, Milupa, Fosters and Waterman pens. Publicity stills on the films "James Bond-The Living Daylights"."The Cook, the Theif, his Wife and her Lover" and also publicity portraits of actors Kevin Costner, Steve Guttenberg, Hugh Grant and Helen Mirren for Corbis.
There have been four books published of his work in the UK, USA, Japan and France (see Portfolio 1)
Methode Anglaise, English Rose, Art Nudes and The Ultimate Angels (photo-reportage on the transsexual community in Paris)
Byron Newman has regularly contributed to Playboy USA and Playboy Special Editions for over 25 years.
Currently part of the team at shoot the centrefold @ www.shootthecenterfold.com
In his spare times he plays guitar and sings in the rock group SENIOR SERVICE currently gigging around the UK.
Photographs from the book 'The Ultimate Angels' shown at the Herrick Gallery in Picadilly, London (July 12-23rd 2017) in a joint show with painter Aphtodite Papdatou entitled, 'Ultimate Angels' - identity through transgender.